Testing Lab

New England Organ Bank
Completed: 2014
Waltham, MA

This new testing lab represents the completion of a vision established in a previous project, which left room for future expansion. Comprised of a general wet laboratory area, future spaces for microbiology, an instrumentation room, and several smaller ancillary spaces, the lab fulfills New England Organ Bank’s need for increased capacity.

Functionality was our priority for this design. We arranged the laboratory to encourage a natural flow, which will streamline its use; we also maximized space efficiency, which will allow high productivity in a comparatively small area.

Another key improvement to functionality was our convenient consolidation of previously separate testing spaces. Combining these spaces is one of the many methods we employed to allow NEOB to use its space more economically and more productively.